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  •  I am on hydroxychloroquinine (7+ / 0-)

    From the grand kais for arthritis...

    They wanted me to do Metatrexate as well and I declined.

    Not having side effects but I havent felt that it did anything after 2 years.

    I have been thinking of kicking the habit and just using the fish oil and turmeric concentrate.

    I notice some pain if I dont take the suppliments but not if I miss the plaquinyl.

    Needless to say the Kais didnt offer up proper eye exams, they are on my dime.

    Par, par for the course.

    At least I am not in pain now.

    •  make sure you get your eyes checked periodically (2+ / 0-)
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      triv33, MsGrin

      the effect on your vision can be significant and progressive.

      "We are one, after all, you and I, together we suffer, together exist, and forever will recreate each other."
      Teilhard de Chardin

      by exmearden on Thu Jul 02, 2009 at 06:38:37 PM PDT

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      •  I have been doing that... (0+ / 0-)

        On my own dime as what they offered when I put them up against the wall was a very unprofessional service.

        I got a visual exam from a short term employee that took < 15 minutes.

        I pay for an hour and a half exam with digital retinography and so far there is no degeneration.

        Too bad they do not offer a quality service for the amount I pay...

    •  I gave in (2+ / 0-)
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      triv33, MsGrin

      and started the methotrexate because it wasn't getting better.  I think it's helped, my inflammation is down.

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